|Land and sea missions – Apr 17|
By Vernon Khelawan
Two recent events have made me realise the process of the new evangelisation is alive and well in the Archdiocese of Port of Spain. While both were different in many ways, they were set to achieve the same result – spreading the Good News – the major objective of evangelisation. The first event can be described as a “Mission on the High Seas”. Significantly too, was that one was used to start off the Lenten season while the other literally put a cap on the period.
The first was developed when members of three parishes – Gran Couva/Tabaquite, Tortuga and Carapichaima – took a decision to take their Lenten mission out to sea. Participants piled into the charter boat, went out to sea and listened to their leaders deliver powerful sermons while at sea. It was a setting that has similarities to that of Jesus on a boat on the Sea of Galilee, when he preached to a large crowd on the land.
Using the theme “Look, I am standing at the door knocking” (Rev 3:20) the three parish priests – Frs Roger Paponette, Steve Ransome and Steve Duncan – delivered moving homilies striking deep into the heart of our faith. At the end of the three-hour marine crusade, which comprised a mixture of praise, worship and talent, participants lauded the innovative exercise, admitting it was truly a great experience.
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